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Open house showcases student work

Experience NYIT event provides a platform for students to network and present themselves to the outside world

Students Shivani Thakur and Cyro Wicksco, right, at Experience NYIT.

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Students Shivani Thakur and Cyro Wicksco, right, at Experience NYIT.

When Shivani Thakur, a New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), student had the opportunity to showcase her work and interact with business leaders at the school’s recent Experience NYIT event, she didn’t hesitate to participate.

“NYIT created this platform for students to network and present themselves to the outside world, which is really awesome,” says Thakur, who is completing her masters in information, network and computer security at the school’s Vancouver campus.

Experience NYIT, which took place in November and, says Thakur, was filled to capacity, married a traditional open house with a student showcase. It gave business leaders and prospective students the opportunity to learn about the institution, tour the campus and interact with current students.

Thakur and her project partner, Cyro Wicks, presented a paper that outlined a technique for identifying network vulnerabilities before an attacker exploits them. Thakur and Wicks’ paper is being turned into a lab for their fellow peers.

“We got so much feedback from people in the industry and some people even told us to reach back out to them once we graduate,” says Thakur. “It is encouraging and gives you confidence to interact with the business community, hear feedback and also engage prospective students.”

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